21 January 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7840)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Saving carbon and money

BMJ 2012;344:e488 (Published 18 January 2012)


This week's News section

Scientists are urged to oppose new US legislation that will put studies behind a pay wall

BMJ 2012;344:e452 (Published 17 January 2012)

Scientific misconduct is worryingly prevalent in the UK, shows BMJ survey

BMJ 2012;344:e377 (Published 12 January 2012)

Trusts will not be able to exclude drugs approved by NICE from formularies, says Lansley

BMJ 2012;344:e366 (Published 13 January 2012)

Only women with symptoms need to have their breast implants removed, says government

BMJ 2012;344:e478 (Published 17 January 2012)

GPs back withdrawal of health reform bill

BMJ 2012;344:e391 (Published 13 January 2012)

Questions remain over safety and effectiveness of oseltamivir

BMJ 2012;344:e467 (Published 17 January 2012)

NHS compensation fund gets £185m bailout as claims rise by 30% in a year

BMJ 2012;344:e411 (Published 16 January 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e459 (Published 17 January 2012)

Argentinean court upholds fines against GSK and two doctors for malpractice during vaccine trial

BMJ 2012;344:e449 (Published 17 January 2012)

Staging anorexia nervosa could improve outcomes, say experts

BMJ 2012;344:e445 (Published 16 January 2012)

Cardiovascular researcher fabricated data in studies of red wine

BMJ 2012;344:e406 (Published 16 January 2012)

Flu vaccine investigator is suspended for four months for research fraud

BMJ 2012;344:e457 (Published 16 January 2012)

Portuguese health system is still too reliant on emergency care, finds review

BMJ 2012;344:e379 (Published 13 January 2012)

Scotland introduces record of ethnicity on death certificates

BMJ 2012;344:e475 (Published 17 January 2012)

US hospital incident reporting systems do not capture most adverse events

BMJ 2012;344:e386 (Published 13 January 2012)


This week's Editorials section

Alcohol and drug problems in older people

BMJ 2011;343:d6761 (Published 24 October 2011)

Traditional birth attendants are an effective resource

BMJ 2012;344:e365 (Published 18 January 2012)

How early can cognitive decline be detected?

BMJ 2012;344:d7652 (Published 5 January 2012)

Optimising prostate biopsy

BMJ 2012;344:d8201 (Published 9 January 2012)

Triage and patient safety in emergency departments

BMJ 2011;343:d6652 (Published 20 October 2011)

Short Cuts

This week's Short Cuts section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e401 (Published 18 January 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

Lifebox: give a little, help a lot

BMJ 2012;344:e313 (Published 17 January 2012)

The greening of medicine

BMJ 2012;344:d8360 (Published 16 January 2012)

BMJ 2012;344:e481 (Published 18 January 2012)

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: on target?

BMJ 2012;344:e376 (Published 18 January 2012)


This week's Analysis section

Evidence and desperation in off-label prescribing: recombinant factor VIIa

BMJ 2012;344:d7926 (Published 16 January 2012)


This week's Letters section

Arthroprosthetic cobaltism associated with metal on metal hip implants

BMJ 2012;344:e430 (Published 17 January 2012)

Doctors taking a pulse using their mobile phone can spread MRSA

BMJ 2012;344:e412 (Published 17 January 2012)

Guideline development group was not in the pocket of pharma

BMJ 2012;344:e405 (Published 17 January 2012)

Lifeblood responds to criticisms in Welfare’s personal view article

BMJ 2012;344:e403 (Published 17 January 2012)

Are we going over the top with VTE prophylaxis tick boxes?

BMJ 2012;344:e407 (Published 17 January 2012)

Why does the BMJ support donations of pulse oximeters when they have no effect?

BMJ 2012;344:e409 (Published 17 January 2012)

Lifebox replies to Gøtzsche

BMJ 2012;344:e417 (Published 17 January 2012)

Why are the chosen pulse oximeters so expensive?

BMJ 2012;344:e210 (Published 17 January 2012)

Lifebox replies to Savage

BMJ 2012;344:e219 (Published 17 January 2012)

Preparation is the key to death being our friend

BMJ 2012;344:e436 (Published 17 January 2012)

Anticipatory palliative care allows people to die with dignity

BMJ 2012;344:e432 (Published 17 January 2012)

Brisk and prolonged daily walking is needed to outpace the Grim Reaper

BMJ 2012;344:e424 (Published 17 January 2012)

Smart doctors playing stupid?

BMJ 2012;344:e413 (Published 17 January 2012)

Bring back nylon string vests

BMJ 2012;344:e416 (Published 17 January 2012)


This week's Observations section

Does nicotine replacement really help smokers quit?

Douglas Kamerow

BMJ 2012;344:e450 (Published 18 January 2012)

Show us the evidence for telehealth

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:e469 (Published 18 January 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Bad medicine: medical nutrition

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e451 (Published 18 January 2012)

Whose health and safety?

Mary E Black

BMJ 2012;344:e392 (Published 18 January 2012)

Does anyone understand the government’s plan for the NHS?

Martin McKee

BMJ 2012;344:e399 (Published 17 January 2012)

How dementia tests Thatcher’s mettle

Desmond O’Neill

BMJ 2012;344:e378 (Published 18 January 2012)

Country Doctor

John Quin

BMJ 2012;344:e382 (Published 18 January 2012)

Heart and science

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e398 (Published 18 January 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Peter Richards

BMJ 2012;344:e492 (Published 18 January 2012)

Lawrence Asare-Owusu

BMJ 2011;343:d7977 (Published 22 December 2011)

Michael James Riddell

BMJ 2011;343:d7972 (Published 22 December 2011)

Pranab Sathia

BMJ 2011;343:d7970 (Published 22 December 2011)

Jagmohan Singh

BMJ 2011;343:d7974 (Published 22 December 2011)

Janet Helen Smellie

BMJ 2011;343:d7982 (Published 22 December 2011)

Melanie Spooner

BMJ 2011;343:d8076 (Published 22 December 2011)

Alan Walker

BMJ 2011;343:d7992 (Published 22 December 2011)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Diagnosis and management of ANCA associated vasculitis

BMJ 2012;344:e26 (Published 16 January 2012)


This week's Practice section

Guidelines: Donor identification and consent for deceased organ donation: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2012;344:e341 (Published 12 January 2012)

Easily Missed? : Multiple myeloma

BMJ 2012;344:d7953 (Published 5 January 2012)


This week's Endgames section

A 41 year old man with an itchy rash

BMJ 2011;343:d7320 (Published 17 November 2011)

Statistical tests for independent groups: categorical data

BMJ 2012;344:e344 (Published 18 January 2012)

A woman with rapidly progressive weakness and sensory loss

BMJ 2011;343:d7845 (Published 21 December 2011)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e423 (Published 18 January 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e428 (Published 18 January 2012)